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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 25, 2007 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator and /or Caution

The April 1969 run at the Ark offers some tasty Alligators, Cautions...

try the 21st...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-21.sbd.clugston.66.sbeok.shnf


then read what direwolf wrote in his review of the April 4, '69 about Alligator:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-05.sbd.miller.18701.sbesok.shnf


and he champions the april23 Alligator/Caution as well...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-23.sbd.wise.70.sbeok.shnf

I like to go back even farther, to the weirdness of the Shrine Alligator/Caution of 8-23-1968,

and then get really psyched out on the March 16, 1968 Alligator!

I'm looking for the ultimate Eleven, for a playlist project...

help?!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 25, 2007 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator and /or Caution

D&M:
CPW is always right on, and you can never go wrong with the
4-20s'69 ARK pick
But IMHO, I prefer (SORRY NO HYPERLINK) the Avalon 1-25-69
or the Stanley 2-7-69. The Stanley's setlist, and performance, is to die for. The China Cat Jam in the middle is what makes it for me, but I digest....

Other famous Alligators include:
1-22-68 Eagles Ball room, Seattle

12-12-69 Thelma Theatre, LA (another personal favorite, the disc I labeled "Pigpens Showcase")

1-16- 70 Springer's Inn, Portland OR

4-29-71 Fillmore East

The "Caution" jam actually came from a development of "Mystic Eyes" performed by the band "THEM"
Pigpen just added different words to the motif.

Exemplary Cautions include:
2-14-68 (I think you are familiar)
3-16-68 Carousel,SF
12-12-69 Thelma, LA (a coinsidence? I think not!)
2-14-70 (I think you are familiar)
4-14-72 Tivoli, Copenhagen (who hasnt wet themselves over this one?)
10-19-74 Winterland


And Cream-puff-war
I humbly submit some ELEVENS that might strike your fancy:
3-16-68
1-26-69
3-1-69
3-29-69
6-13-69
11--8-69
12-30-69 (duh)
1-16-70

Also, some Phil&Friends do some really exceptional Elevens (as long as Molo is behind the kit)
5-19-2006 P&F:
The DVD "Live at the Warfield" release is not THE best but does contain some fabulous music.
And it does contain a Saint Stephen>The Eleven>Caution segment that you might like.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 25, 2007 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator and /or Caution

Try this "runaway locomotive" version of The Eleven...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-02-12-late.sbd.kaplan.9072.sbeok.shnf